Province, northwestern communities partner to support people, economic growth
Posted on 09/22/2023

The Office of the Premier, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, and Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance have issued a joint press release. 

The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) is an association of all 21 local governments across the Northwest. Formed in 2014, the RBA includes all member municipalities and electoral areas of three Regional Districts, including the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.

The RBA was created to negotiate a new funding agreement with the province to ensure that the Northwest benefits from the tremendous level of economic development activity in the region.

The Province and the RBA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in September 2022 and established a joint working group to develop a shared understanding of the financial challenges of local governments in the RBA region.

The working group has completed a summary report, Working Towards a Collective Understanding: Industrial Development, Local Government Infrastructure, and Liveability in the RBA Region.

Read the news release in full.

Learn more about the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance.